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Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 2: Open Thread

DSC 00861 600x337 Premier League Sunday, Gameweek 2: Open Thread

Watching Stoke City play at home at Britannia Stadium is always entertaining — whether you’re watching the match in-person or on television. Officially the loudest supporters in the Premier League, Stoke City fans always make a game at their windy ground a spectacle. And out of all of their 19 home matches a season, the one today against Arsenal is always the pick of the bunch.

The hate-hate relationship between Arsenal and Stoke City is a either a joy or abomination to watch, depending on what side of the fence you sit on. It’s must-see television, and it’s always eventful no matter which teams wins or loses. EPL Talk reader Ian Cranson’s Knees, a devout Stoke City supporter, will be at the match and shared the above photo of the view from his bedroom window overlooking Stoke City’s Britannia Stadium. What a lucky gentleman to live so close to a football ground!

Kicking off at 8:30am ET (1:30pm BST), Stoke City plays Arsenal, which is then followed by Liverpool against Manchester City. While the match at the Britannia Stadium is must-see TV, so too is Liverpool against City, but for different reasons. The Reds sit at the bottom of the table, and despite some relatively decent results in the Europa League and preseason friendlies, the jury is still out whether this is a better team than last season, or the same bunch of players who underwhelmed. City, on the other hand, has a chance to make a statement of intent to let their rivals know that they mean business in their pursuit of a second successive Premier League title.

Before, during or after today’s Premier League matches, post your rants, raves, questions or observations in the comments section below.


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